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P2403 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "EVAP Leak Detection Pump Sense Circuit/Open". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
EVAP Leak Detection Pump Sense Circuit/Open
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The P2403 diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is an indication that the evaporative emission (EVAP) control system leak detection pump sensor has an open circuit.
The purpose of the evaporative emission (EVAP) control system is to protect drivers, passengers, and the atmosphere from pollutants that would otherwise be expelled into the environment by the engine.The powertrain control module (PCM) receives information from the EVAP system pressure sensor and flow sensor, regarding the voltage readings of the EVAP system pressure and flow.
Vehicle manufacturers predetermine a voltage range for these readings and set them into the PCM, to be used as reference data. The EVAP system pressure and flow voltage readings are expected to stay within this predetermined range. When these EVAP system pressure and flow sensors indicate to the PCM that the voltage readings go outside of this range, the P2403 diagnostic trouble code will be stored and the Check Engine Light will come on.
Uses an OBD-II scanner to collect all DTCs that have been stored by the PCM, and records freeze frame data
Inspects the EVAP Leak Detection Pump wiring for frays, breaks, and shorts
Inspects the EVAP Leak Detection Pump connectors and pins for damage and corrosion
Uses a scan tool to activate the EVAP Leak Detection Pump, and listens to see if it can be heard turning on and off.
If the EVAP Leak Detection Pump is not operating properly, uses the scanner to check the EVAP system voltage (this should be done at the EVAP Leak Detection Pump connector)
Repairs or replaces any circuits, connectors, or components that are open or shorted (if the EVAP Leak Detection Pump does not turn on when it is activated or if it does not pass these tests, it will need to be replaced)
Use the OBD-II scanner to clear any trouble codes and complete a test drive to see if the code comes back
If the P2403 trouble code comes back, checks the fuel cap to make sure that it is secured to the fuel inlet properly
Inspects vacuum hoses and fuel vapor lines and EVAP vacuum lines for breaks or bends (these lines can be very long so time should be taken when inspecting them; it may be necessary to use a smoke machine to find leaks successfully, especially small leaks that are difficult to see)
Uses the OBD-II scanner to clear any trouble codes and complete a test drive to see if the code comes back
The P2403 diagnostic trouble code is not generally considered serious because there are usually no visible symptoms present during operation of the vehicle. However, since the vehicle will emit more pollutants than it should, it is important to have diagnostics and repairs completed as soon as possible. As with all diagnostic trouble codes, problems with other engine components may occur if an extended period of time passes before addressing the problem.
EVAP control system trouble codes can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. It is important to take your time when diagnosing these trouble codes. It is also important to note that some EVAP leaks are so small, they cannot be seen with the naked eye. Using a smoke machine can sometimes be helpful in discovering these leaks and diagnosing the P2403 trouble code.
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